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British Muslims speak out after legal case against ban on prayer lost

In April, a Muslim student lost her legal challenge against the Michaela community school in north-west London after its founder, thought to be Britain’s strictest headteacher, introduced a prayer ban.

Responding to the ruling in the high court, some Muslims describe it as a violation of British values of tolerance and mutual respect.

Many Muslim activists, including former headteacher of Plashet Secondary School Bushra Nasir, advocate for inclusive spaces, citing the positive impact of a multi-faith prayer room.

While UK schools aren’t legally obligated to provide prayer space, some, like Altrincham Grammar School, accommodate Muslim students, enhancing their sense of inclusion.

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